The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 6.8.1807

In his letter of 16.2.1807, Thorvaldsen had asked Hansen arrange for an advance of 1000 scudi so that he could begin the works that Hansen had commissioned from him, cf. the following sentence.
It is remarkable, however, that Thorvaldsen here represents the matter to the Building Commission for Christiansborg as if he himself was not the one to ask for the advance. A possible explanation is suggested in the Commission for the Town Hall and Courthouse.

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